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first_imgA recent Indianapolis Star article listed past runner-ups to Mr. Basketball in Indiana.  In 1997 Batesville’s Michael Menser was the runner-up to Luke Recker of DeKalb hHgh School.  Recker went on to play at 3 different universities including Iowa.  Michael Menser starred at Indiana State.  Menser led the Sycamores to 2 NCAA appearances.Michael coached and taught in the Terre Haute area for several years, and he is now an administrator in the Plainfield School system.  He works alongside Melvin Siefert who is the principal at Plainfield.Not listed in this article, but another Batesville High School graduate who was also an Indiana High School All-Star runner-up, was Cindy Lamping in 1991.  Cindy went on to star at Purdue University and helped lead the Boilermakers to an NCAA runner-up title in basketball.last_img read more

Maharashtra lift best team award in 3rd Khelo India Youth Games

first_imgOur Sports ReporterGuwahati: The picturesque city of Guwahati bid an emotional goodbye to the 3rd Khelo India Youth Games here on Wednesday. Maharashtra has crowned the champions in a power-packed and entertaining closing ceremony.During the 13-day event, Maharashtra won its second Khelo India Youth Games (KIYG) trophy in a row collecting 78 gold, 77 silver and 101 bronze medals (total 256). Haryana came second with 200 medals (68 gold, 60 silver, 72 bronze), followed by Delhi at third with 122 medals (39 gold, 36 silver, 47 bronze).Addressing the participating athletes and officials in the closing function, Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal, who attended the function with Union Minister of State for Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports Kiren Rijiju, Finance Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma and Union Minister of State for Food Processing Rameswar Teli, said: “You made Guwahati and Assam famous in the world map by coming and joining the Khelo India Youth Games. I thank all of you from my heart.” Meanwhile, Kiren Rijiju addressing at the closing function said: “Khelo India Youth Games aims to promote a sporting culture in the country.” He further added that such type of sporting events help us in identifying young talents.The closing ceremony was marked by a spectacular performance by Chinese martial artists along with some cultural programmes. Bollywood singer Shaan also performed in the concluding function of the Games which was held at the Karmavir Nabin Chandra Bordoloi Indoor Stadium at the Sarusajai Sports complex.Meanwhile, several events were held on the last day of the Games. In the women U-21 girls football, Haryana won the gold defeating Tamil Nadu 2-0 at the Indira Gandhi Athletic Stadium.In swimming, Aastha Choudhury, hailing from Assam but representing Delhi in the Games, collected a gold medal in the U-17 girls 100m butterfly with a timing of 1:04.68. In the U-17 boy’s breaststroke 200mts, Swadesh Mondal bagged the gold medal. It was the fifth gold medal for the West Bengal swimmer. The other events held on the final day were boxing, tennis, and weightlifting.It may be mentioned here that around 10 thousand athletes and officials from the 37 teams took part in 20 disciplines during the 13-day Games.Also Read: Khelo India silver medal winner Kamdon Boi gets warm receptionAlso Watch: Minister of State for Education Smt. Vibhavariben Dave addresses Academia in Guwahati.last_img read more

Cricket News England vs India: Anushka Sharma spotted in team photograph, Twitterati goes crazy

first_imgYe Anushka BCCI ki chairman bangai kya🤔😂— abdullahkunda🇮🇳 (@abdullahkunda) August 7, 2018 That’s their problem. Anyway what I’m saying is, if you’re the vice captain of your team, you have to man up & take some responsibility while batting. Not just leave everything on Kohli. Since 2016 he hasn’t performed according to his standards.— SwingAndSeam (@swing_seam) August 8, 2018 Why @BCCI allows someones wife at official tour…. Please confirm Is your team mens are at work or on honeymoon— Nishant (@NishNishantkr) August 7, 2018 I just realise of Anushka Sharma being a part of #TeamIndia as well or Captain’s Captain😏few days ago #BCCI were like no wives no girlfriend or family bt surly all these rules doesn’t apply to Captain n his wife🙄Hypocrites😐 #ViratKohli #AnushkaSharma— P a l l a v i (@pallzie) August 8, 2018 Now as we know that Anushka Sharma is also part of 19 member touring party Anushka Sharma can open with Murali Vijay in the next match as Dhawan is OUT OF FORMNo pun intended !— Cricket Guru (@cricbuzz_india) August 8, 2018 New Delhi: India’s power couple Virat Kohli and Anushka Sharma have yet again grabbed the attention of social media. The High Commision of India in London, UK, hosted the Indian team on Tuesday ahead of the second Test match against England at the Lord’s.ALSO READ: Google dedicates Doodle to Dilip Sardesai on his 78th birthdayHowever, along with skipper Virat Kohli, wife Anushka Sharma was also spotted in attendance at the meet. It is also unclear how the Sui Dhaaga actress is traveling with Kohli as the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) had prohibited the wives and girlfriends of the team players from being with their respective partners until the end of the third Test match. She looks odd one out..😆😆— Vani (@Vani66100016) August 7, 2018 For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. Anushka ko troll toh karenge, if the team loses a match, as if she played the match & lost.But noway we can accept her posing amongst indian team members.#MySickMentality— inder (@AnushkaDevotee) August 8, 2018 Sir, The problem here is that bcci has banned family members after the test series started. Why special privileges to someone?— Suyash Swaroop🏏 (@sscomp32) August 8, 2018 Meanwhile, the Netizens had a divided opinion regarding the incident as some criticised her for getting special treatment, while others didn’t see anything wrong with it.ALSO READ: Sprint king Bolt gets new football chance at Aussie clubHere is how Twitterati reacted to the photograph: last_img read more